B like Beautiful city. New-York City. I can't be sure, but I suspect it was the 17th time.
I always need a little time, 24 or 33 hours or so. Since first I feel tiny. I look at NY city from inside. Then I go outside, a few moments, and come back inside. I look through the window again. And go outside again. And again. Inside, outside. It's a process. Until the city grasps me. Embraces me. Catches me. And then I'm ready. I'm in. And I can stay outside, inside that City. NYC.
This time it didn't work that way. I felt tiny for a little while. I needed a little more time. A few more days. 7, exactly. Until the city finally embraced me. It happens. I was staying for 13 days.
This time NY was NY : tender and brutal, enchanting and exhausting, illuminating and fading. I don't mind. I have a srong tendency to enthusiasm. In June and July, NY has been amazingly nice with me. This time it was a bit less... a bit more... it was different. It was tough. It was sweet. It was NY reminding me about its truth, reminding me about contrast. And I loved it that way too.
17, 24, 33, 7, 13. Random figures and facts.
No matter what. I don't care. Whatever it takes.
In my eyes, NY keeps its raw beauty, and it will, endlessly. Beautiful city. Timeless beauty. Endless attraction.
Woman walking, 1
Room with a view, 1
Keeping an eye on you.
- That's your room
- I'm not surprised
- Didn't know that snow-white had a sister.
- Fairy tales are different here.
Woman walking, 2 (I'll be on the roof, 1)
- Not a single cloud...
- It will be snowing the day after tomorrow...
Life is a puzzle, 1
- Don't know where I am
- Keep walking
The Yellow attraction.
Intimate. Anonymous. VS : Intimous. Anonymate.
Woman thinking, 1
Always back to this garage. The Hopper's garage.
I know what this sign reminds me. Same number of letters, red neon. White on red.
- You're a new-yorker, and you've never seen "an affair to remember" ?
Take me high, 1
Familiar silhouettes, 1
Familiar silhouettes, 2.
Pure joy. Not even trying to deny it.
Take me higher.
The original one. Genuine.
I'll be on the roof, 2
Every night. (Leave the blue door open)
"I am". Already a good beginning.
Hopper is back, 'see...
- Your chauffeur ?
- And then you gonna ask me if I fly commercial ?...
Blind date... ;-)
I'll be on the roof. (Ad libidum...)
I can see you.
I'll be watching you.
Just a McQueen dress.
Halloween, 2 (or a clockwork orange ? ...)
Just another doll.
Yes, white is snow.
The day after, 1
The day after, 2.
- They call it a "park" and it's just a garden ?
- It's a park. Anything is possible. This is NYC. 'See the heart ?
- Yes. And then ?
- It's a park.
I love blinds.
I'll be outside.
Don't ask me why. Don't ask. Don't.
One of my favorite doors in NY. Light playing.
White flowers for a Lady.
- And nobody told me ?
- Everybody knows.
Room with a view, 2
"Photography strictly forbidden". Sure. But I love challenges. Especially for Vermeer. 3 out of 33 here...
"Girl, interrupted at her music."
The white sheets. As always.
- You can take the train also.
- the what ?
The door to nowhere.
Life is a puzzle, 2
Light through Hell.
Artist : Hong Gon Byun. @ Brooklyn.
Artist : Hong Gon Byun.
Woman walking, 3
Woman thinking, 2
NYC. Full stop.
Maybe that's why. Why I like myself better here. That unique reflection.
Familiar silhouettes, 3
Can't have enough of this.
Always easier to go west. There is always a last day. "Always" is underrated.
Halloween, 5. Packing. The tracks.
I'll stay inside for a while.
Bye, Andy. Like you.
Bye, Bunny. Love you.
Life is a puzzle, 3
Primary colors. Let's keep it simple.
Loading, running, unloading.
One of my favorite streets in NY. Like a slow motion movie. Any time.
I used to live there, and there, and there. Windows on 23rd. 222 W.
Take me high, 2.
The "contact-sheet" building. From the Chelsea Hotel.
"Under construction", they said.
Some ghost, just around the corner.
Love this hour. Entre chien et loup. Time to go.
- Good things must pass.
- Disagree. Bad things must pass.